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Georg Maisser

Georg Maisser is the Media Manager for the Austrian Green foundation Grüne Bildungswerkstatt and a member of the Editorial Board of the Green European Journal.

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07.02.2018
Dialog dwóch stron

Silvia Nossek, stojąca na czele jednej z dzielnic Wiednia, opowiada o zielonym podejściu do.

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27.11.2017
Die Grünen haben kein Lebensmodell für den ländlichen Raum

Der Wiener Bezirk Währing bietet eine ländliche Idylle im Westen und ein urbanes Zentrum im Osten. Die grüne Bezirksvorsteherin Silvia Nossek gewann die Wahl mit dem Versprechen, den Verkehr zu reduzieren und das „Parkpickerl“ einzuführen. Ein attraktives Programm für den urbanen Teil ihrer WählerInnenschaft, das allerdings von Vielen an der Peripherie entschieden abgelehnt wurde.

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25.11.2017
Speaking to Both Sides: Can a Green Message Resonate in Town and Country?

Silvia Nossek, the chairperson of one of Vienna's districts, talks about the Green approach to local politics and about countryside versus city.

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27.01.2017
Where do we go from here? Austrian Greens after Van der Bellen’s victory

Alexander Van der Bellen's election as president was a boost for Austrian Greens, but many challenges lie ahead.

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04.07.2016
Green Observatory: Refugee Crisis

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This edition focuses its lens on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’: how is this crisis perceived and does the perception at all correlate to facts? Are the new EU proposals responding to the situation and are EU member states willing to shoulder each other?

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01.07.2016
Boje z TTIP – pyrrusowe zwycięstwo?

Sukces ruchu przeciwko TTIP – Transatlantyckiemu Partnerstwu Handlowo-Inwestycyjnemu – wydaje się w zasięgu ręki.

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01.07.2016
The Fight Against TTIP: A Green Pyrrhic Victory?

Victory seems to be in sight for the movement against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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29.04.2016
The First Directly Elected Green President in the World?

The recent Austrian elections show there is a lot of discontent with the governing parties and their management of the crises of recent years; in particular the migration crisis, which is an obvious boost for the far right. Nevertheless, to really understand what is happening, one has to consider not only the past and the present, but especially the future.

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28.04.2016
Green Observatory: Brexit

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This first edition focuses its lens on Brexit: how is the referendum on UK membership being discussed in different countries? And what could be the potential consequences on the ground in the case of a vote to leave the EU?

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29.10.2015
Austrian Greens need support they can count on

Although Greens in Austria have made considerable electoral breakthroughs, the recent municipal elections in Vienna showed that a considerable portion of this support is liable to abandon Greens when circumstances change and the discourse becomes more polarised. If Greens are to cement their place in the political landscape, they need to consolidate this support base and expand it in a way that is sustainable.

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30.04.2014
“Mariahilferstraßen-Chaos: Bereits 200 Tote befürchtet”

Für die grüne Wiener Vizebürgermeisterin Maria Vassilakou schien die Sache perfekt: Nach eine Welle der Sympathie für die Grünen durch ihre zentrale Rolle beim Aufdecken der verschiedensten Korruptions- und Bankskandale in der Republik und Wahlergebnissen bis zu 20% in regionalen Wahlen sollte mit einer populären Aktion ein grüner Feelgood-Wahlkampfauftakt für die Nationalratswahlen im Herbst 2013 gestartet werden.

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30.04.2014
Giving Streets, and Power, to the People

A referendum to pedestrianise a street in Vienna, though successful, forced to Greens to examine their narrative for creating a greener city. How do they build support among those who are still suspicious of what a green transformation can offer?

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